Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators June 2020
Indicator Set Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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As part of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that the Australian Government Department of Health, in partnership with the state and territory health departments and in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, would develop a set of key performance indicators for Indigenous specific primary health-care services.
The national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care will monitor, inform, and provide a direct line of sight between the activities of Australian Government, state- and territory-funded services that provide primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the COAG Closing the Gap targets, in particular the targets for life expectancy and child mortality.
The indicators will enable monitoring of the contribution of this part of the health system in achieving Closing the Gap targets. The nKPIs are intended to:
The nKPIs provide measures of the extent to which various general indicators of individual health and health-related behaviours among the Indigenous population are being captured by a targeted number of government-funded Indigenous-specific primary health-care services.
The population of interest in the nKPIs is the regular client population of an Australian Government Department of Health-funded primary health-care service that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health-care nKPIs. A regular client is defined as a client who has an active medical record; that is, a client who attended the Department of Health-funded primary health-care service at least 3 times in 2 years.